When it comes to varicose vein treatment, many patients elect to start the process in the fall. It’s a good time because the kids are back in school, your insurance deductible is met and treatment can usually be completed before the end of the year.
The process takes additional time because most insurance companies have a six-week to three-month stocking requirement before treatment can begin. And although most treatments are covered, insurance approval can take an additional two to four weeks after completion of the stocking requirement.
To get a jump-start on your stocking requirement, you may purchase your own compression socks from our office or at a medical supply store (for recommendations, you can always contact our office).
If you do purchase your own compression socks, be sure to save your receipt. We will most likely need to present it to your insurance company.
Finally, fall is a good time to begin treatment because compression socks are simply more comfortable in cooler weather.
One way to get started is to contact our office for a free screening, which is especially important if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
• Chronic leg pain
• Fatigue (don’t want to walk upstairs)
• Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
• Leg cramps
• Blood clots